5 on April 16, 2014
The Inn At The Canal is truly the Best B & B in Chesapeake City. We were married at Trinity UMC and had several guests in attendance who stayed in Town. Of the 3 Inn's this one was the best overall. Chef Bob is spot on and all the rooms were comfy, clean and well set! Oh - and get a Massage there too! We will be back for sure!!!
4.2 on April 09, 2014
Great location and very friendly folks. Very comfortable bed, tub a bit small.
5 on March 30, 2014
Excellent B&B in a perfect location, close to everywhere you would want to go and see in Chesapeake City. The owners contact directly to ensure all is going well with the stay or if anything is needed.
4.8 on March 06, 2014
Reserved this place for a special birthday weekend for my wife and we loved the hosts, Bob & Carol, and all they did to make our stay memorable. Bob is a terrific cook and offered seconds on his already large portions. He also made dinner reservations for us and helped us get familiar with the area. We hope to return in warmer weather.
4.8 on March 01, 2014
The inn and keepers were extremely welcoming. Will stay again.
4.6 on February 20, 2014
This was our second stay and as always it was fantastic. The staff is welcoming and friendly and the food was great.
4.8 on February 07, 2014
Fine breakfast by a real chef
5 on January 23, 2014
You can't find a better Breakfast at an Inn ANYWHERE ! Rooms are great and we continue to go back! Richard & Denise Thomas
4.2 on January 06, 2014
Ideal location for business or fun -wlaking distance to restaurants and shops. The Inn at the canal is a nice "escape" from the busy world
4.4 on December 29, 2013
My wife and I did some Christmas shopping in nearby Deleware and it was also our 22nd wedding anniversary. The whether was rainy but we really enjoyed ourselves. Our room was neat, clean, and quaint.
4.4 on December 29, 2013
Needed a public place to sit so we could interact with other guests.
4.6 on November 24, 2013
Inn At The Canal is a charming bed and breakfast that my husband and I enjoyed staying at tremendously. The owners are so friendly and inviting and the food is outstanding! We would love to come back again!
3.8 on November 10, 2013
Nice setting and charming place. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend for others.
4.6 on October 30, 2013
Clean comfortable room, nice people, excellent breakfast!
4.8 on October 14, 2013
Would stay here again without hesitation. Great area, great food and the staff here could not be more accomodating.
5 on October 13, 2013
really enjoyed the place, the location, the breakfast, the friendly host; would happily come again.
5 on September 05, 2013
We stayed at the Inn at the Canal for Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The "Inn" is located a few houses down from the canal at a prime location for a respectable cost. Bob cooked some tasty breakfasts and provided us with suggestions for places to dine and visit. We followed the advice about Chestertown and found another gem there. We were comfortable even in little Snug Harbor (the smallest room, double bed) for the 2-night stay. Samantha was a friendly and considerate server who attended to our culinary needs. We are already trying to plan our next visit because we miss it so much. Take a trip there to 'chill' and escape your stressful life for a few days. Chesapeake City and Inn at the Canal are not to be missed!
4.4 on September 03, 2013
My husband and I visited for our 10th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. It is a great little town, and the Inn was wonderful. We started our stay with a couples massage in the private parlor and it just got better from there. Our host was wonderful and the food was amazing. We would recommend The Inn to anyone looking to visit Chesapeake City.
4.8 on September 01, 2013
This was our second visit. We have already booked a return visit! A wonderful Bed and Breakfast with great food!
4.6 on August 31, 2013
it was our first visit to Chesapeake City and we chose the Inn at the Canal online. We're glad we did. Our host, Bob, was welcoming and also an excellent chef, serving up a gourmet 2 course breakfast. The room was large with a view of the C&L canal. The entire Inn is filled with antiques and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect. No need to get in your car. Walk to restaurants and shops. We will definitely return to the Inn at The Canal.
4.8 on August 29, 2013
Perfect place to stay for the Street Rod Car show this past weekend. Fantastic breakfasts, great hosts and the perfect front porch to view all the fabulous cars. The coffee bar was stocked with goodies to snack on and tons of ice. Our room, Snug Harbor, the bed just wasn't the oerfect fit for our bad backs, but otherwise the room was "snug" just right! We have our reservations for nedt year already! See you next year, Bob & Carol! Thanks for a great weekend!
4.4 on August 28, 2013
The owners and staff were very friendly and gracious.
4.6 on August 25, 2013
Best B & B we've stayed at
4.8 on August 22, 2013
Wonderful hospitality, really felt at home. Will go again ~
4.4 on August 19, 2013
The Inn at the Canal is very well located, just a few doors up from the canal and with a view of the water from the lovely garden porch. It is an 18th c. building, full of antiques. Coffee, water, snacks, etc. are available at all times. My room (Snug Harbor) was quite small, but I knew it would be, and priced accordingly. Sufficient for a single person for one night. Very good breakfast; owner is a former chef. [I suggest that the toilet on the ground floor should not be marked "private".]
5 on August 13, 2013
Very pleasant totally enjoyable stay
4.4 on August 05, 2013
The owners were very accommodating, they allow children which was a requirement for us. We look forward to staying there again!
3.6 on August 04, 2013
The inn was very nice and the service excellent. I expected more in the way of breakfast since the innkeeper graduated from CIA. The food was OK, but not as special as expected. The room was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed sitting in the parlor in the evenings, but more light would have been nice. Overall it was a nice trip. Enjoyed the town and the people very much.
4.6 on August 03, 2013
Had a great stay relaxing on the porch. Will be back
5 on July 25, 2013
My wife and I had a chance to get away for a couple of days and decided to go to the northern Chesapeake area, an area we had never visited before, but had heard that it was quite a nice area. After an internet search, we decided to try Inn at the Canal for our two night stay, and wow, we're glad we did. Prior to our arrival, the communication and information we received, both through emails and a confirming phone call to us, was both professional and genial. Once at the Inn, Bob was an outstanding host, making sure we knew about the options we had for exploring the area, tips for knowing when the ships would be going through the canal, making sure our room was perfect, and serving a wonderful breakfast both mornings. From the Inn, we were able to take day trips which included the Elk Neck State Park, Northeast, Chestertown, and Havre de Grace.... all very much worth the visit. We were also within a short walk of some fascinating shops and great places to eat. The more we stay in B&B's, the more we like them, and staying in the Inn at the Canal was an extremely good choice. We will certainly return in the future, and we will be recommending it to all our friends as an exceptional place to get away. Mike & Carla B.
5 on July 22, 2013
We stayed on the third floor which is a very roomy suite with a small balcony and a very seperate little living room. I woke up earlier than my husband and was able to shower and sit out on the balcony without disturbing him. We stayed overnight on our way to Annapolis and I wished we had more than one night.
4.0 on July 20, 2013
Everyone should treat themselves to a visit to the Inn and Chesapeake City.
5 on June 25, 2013
This was my first vacation alone and from the time they received my reservation through the time I arrived they were wonderful. Bob made sure I felt like I was staying with family and took care of everything I could possibly have needed. Checking out was truly difficult but I plan to return in the fall. 5 star all the way. Karen P.
5 on June 08, 2013
This was our first time at a B & B. We had the smallest room, but it had all we needed for our stay. Thank you, Bob and Carol for a wonderful experience! The breakfast along with your hospitality were great!!
5 on May 26, 2013
Very nice Inn a block from the C&D canal. Bob & Carol were delightful and helpful hosts and Bob's breakfast was very good. The service in the dining room and house by Samantha was outstanding. Would highly recommend if you are in the Chesapeake City area.
5 on May 24, 2013
My significant other and I recently stayed at the Inn (5/19 and 5/20). In my opinion, the Inn is the heart of the town. Bob, the Innkeeper is gracious and very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious, the room spotless, and the staff very friendly. Can't wait to go back!
5 on May 16, 2013
Stayed for a weekend visit to Chesapeake Bay area. It has plenty of restaurants nearby. A park next door with "non-stop weddings" (our weekend anyhow). Breakfasts wonderful!! Everyone helpful and easy to be around. Wolud love to go back.
4.2 on May 12, 2013
The inn was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. Nice little getaway.
5 on May 05, 2013
Love this place!! Very clean, food was A++++. Go there when you can.
5 on May 01, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Inn and had a wonderful time. The room was very well kept and clean. The host was very accommodating. My husband loved waking up to the scent of breakfast cooking. Food and service was excellent. We are returning in June for a longer stay this time. Would recommend the Inn highly.
4.2 on April 23, 2013
Beautiful, Historic Inn. Our room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was DELICIOUS! We'll definitely go back!
4.4 on April 22, 2013
Bob was extremely helpful and informative, and also gave us two terrific breakfasts. A quiet little town, with not much going on during the week, due to off season. Great local eateries available.
5 on April 22, 2013
Comfortable, very good and friendly service. What more can you ask? Thank you!
4.2 on April 15, 2013
We had the suite on the top floor. The balcony has a view of the canal and I got some great sunrise photos. The kitchen was stocked with free snacks, cold drinks, coffee, tea, etc. Very comfortable king size bed. Gracious hosts. But the highlight was the gourmet breakfast. Like eating at a high end restaurant! Just a note - I ranked cleanliness as "met my expectations" because the place was very clean and that is what I expect.
4.4 on April 15, 2013
Very nice old Victorian home. The owners and staff were great, friendly, and willing to answer any questions. The owner Bob is a chef and the breakfast is great! We will return again
3.8 on April 12, 2013
Lovely inn with a terrific view of the canal. Lots to see and do there. Host was great, with directions and suggestions. We had relaxing late afternoons in the parlor. Lots of nice history. This was a gift from my brother and his wife. First time in a B&B for me.
5 on March 27, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Inn because we had a wedding to attend at the Chesapeake Inn. We stayed in the smallest room since we were only there for one night and didn't want to spend a lot of money. We loved the room and even commented on how if reminded us of our college days being small but just right for one night. The breakfast prepared by Bob was fantastic! Bob was enthusisastic and friendly during our entire stay.
5 on March 21, 2013
Staying at the Inn was an outstanding experience from a call from Bob to verify how they were handling my allergy problems to meeting me at the door to calling me by name without fail. Bob and Carol never failed to remember the reason for my trip and tell me about places to see. Breakfast was outstanding with apple-cranberry compote, local apple wood cured sausage, and French toast with blueberry topping. What a chef!
5 on March 20, 2013
Our first trip to Maryland for our nephew's wedding. We chose the Inn because we like to stay at B&Bs and this one was very close to the wedding venue. The room & bed were great, and one window looked out to the wedding venue! We spent time in the shops and restaurants of Chesapeake City and enjoyed a visit to the ACE Canal Museum. Bob & Carol made us feel very welcome and the breakfast food was delicious! Our only disappointment was the cancelled St Patrick's Day Parade!
4.4 on March 20, 2013
Our stay in Chesapeake City was a quiet getaway, just what my husband and I needed. Our stay at The Inn At the Canal was lovely. We stayed in the Chesapeake Haven room and it was warm and cozy. The breakfast prepared by Bob and his wife was delish. I enjoyed every bite. His coffee was outstanding!
5 on March 14, 2013
Bob Roethe is a friendly, hospitable chef and host. The room was well-appointed and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was a delight - fruit compote, orange-and-cranberry juice cocktail, and blueberry French toast. Doesn't get much better than this!
4.2 on February 27, 2013
We, two couples arrived on a damp and misty Sat. for afternoon tea and a stay to review for a longer weekend in Aug. We were welcomed by Bob, owner, with warmth and by our names! He showed us our rooms which we knew were to be small but very cozy and inviting with their decor. The linens & towels were fresh & crisp and inviting. We ladies met for tea with Bob & Carol, then our hubsands walked the town. The afternoon tea with home made clotted cream & fresh lemon curd was delightful as were all the other goodies. The warmth of the fire took the damp away and made the dining room cozy even with the high ceilings and the darkness of the day. The house is old and has delightful features with painted ceilings in the living & dining rooms are in need of restoration but the overall appearance of the house and the innkeepers was WARMTH! Bob & Carol shared some of the history of the town and made recommendations for dinner based on what we might like. The Sunday morning breakfast at individual tables was delicious and served promptly and again with a smile! The ever cheerful fireplace took the damp away and provided the extra feeling of comfort! We look forward to our longer stay in August and sitting on the extra long porches when we return for the car show. We highly recommend the Inn at the Canal.
5 on February 23, 2013
Our stay was just what we wanted, quiet and comfortable. Our breakfasts were very good. We are very happy we chose to stay at The Inn at the Canal.
3.0 on February 07, 2013
this inn really is a beautiful place to stay. the room looked exactly as it did on the internet and the town of chesapeake city, md is quaint and lovely. we stayed in the off season, so the small town was very quiet and not a lot of folks were around...just what we needed. my only disappointment was that in the advertisements of this bed and breakfast, the owner boasts of being a culinary trained chef - which meant that we were expecting great things with breakfast. the food was good but it did not meet our expectations. overall, it was a lovely stay and we enjoyed our weekend.
5 on February 07, 2013
Great place. Will stay again . Bob the owner is a terrific host.
4.2 on January 06, 2013
Perfect location, beautiful rooms, friendly people.
4.6 on December 17, 2012
I stayed at the Inn at the Canal after attending a wedding. The service owner was extremely attentive and very accommodating. For example, I told him that I would not be able to check in until later due to the fact that I was in the wedding party and going to be occupied until late in the evening, he said that a late arrival was no problem and that he would leave the keys in a secret place for me to find them when I arrived. The breakfast served the next morning was scrumptious and made personally by the owner himself. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone who needs a place to rest their head after a long night.
4.8 on November 21, 2012
We had never stayed at a B&B before, always choosing hotels, but this was an exceptionally pleasant outing for us. The Inn was lovely, the innkeepers pleasant and helpful. We especially enjoyed the tasty breakfast. We will not hesitate the recommend it to our friends.
4.4 on November 07, 2012
Two of the rooms are very small, but we stayed in the Greenbrier Point room, and it was wonderful. There was a very nice view of the canal and it was a good size. Bob and Carol were very friendly and told us some history of the house, which I found very interesting. There are 2 porches for relaxing. We had a wonderful weekend!
5 on November 07, 2012
We were welcomed as old friends and served a wonderful breakfast the next morning.
4.8 on October 16, 2012
The savory breakfast smells wafting up the staircase made me feel like was a child again, walking down the staircase to mom's Christmas breakfast.
5 on October 13, 2012
Charming town. Breakfast Day 1 was pumpkin panckakes. Breakfast Day 2 was Eggs with Brie and Ham. Room called "Snug Harbor" is indeed snug but romantic. The bathroom door didn't close all the way. Given the tight quarters, total privacy between loo and bedroom would improve upon a great experience!
4.8 on October 09, 2012
My husband and I recently spent a weekend at this B&B. It was a really great experience. The innkeeper is a chef and the breakfasts were amazing. The rooms were very clean and the housekeeper/ waitress was very friendly and hardworking.
5 on October 05, 2012
We wanted a mid-week retreat for my birthday, so we did the research, read all the reviews, and took the leap. Glad we did because the reviews were accurate and we were not disappointed with the Inn. We stayed in the Upper Bay Suite for two nights. Because it was mid-week, the Inn was quiet and we were given a tour of the rooms. The rooms had individual personalities, views, and sizes. What they had in commom was cleanliness and beautiful decor. Our bed was comfortable and we used our private balcony to view the ships and watch the evening sky. Bob, owner and chef, was personable, hospitable, and very accommodating. We had a wonderful, stress-free retreat. We would do it again and we would definitely stay at the Inn.
4.2 on October 03, 2012
A lovely B&B in a good location. Warmly greeted by Bob, a very personable, friendly and accommodating innkeeper!
4.2 on September 27, 2012
the rooms are smaller than a hotel but very nice & cozy. The owner made a fantastic breakfast and was very nice. The whole town was very quiet and what a view of the chesapeake bay.
4.2 on September 23, 2012
Really enjoyed our stay here. Bob and his staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed. The building and the town have a rich history in which Bob is very well versed. Excellent kayaking and nice running/biking trails. Will definitely be back!
5 on August 28, 2012
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying at the Inn!! Bob is awesome! He's full if interesting knowlendge about the town and an amazing cook.. Breakfast was perfect!
4.2 on August 20, 2012
My husband and I needed a midweek getaway and we selected the Inn at the Canal and I am so glad we did. From the moment we were greeted at the door until our departure we were surrounded by pleasant conversation, beautiful antiques, and wonderful service. Our room was lovely with a great view of the canal. Snacks and beverages were always available along with great literature telling of the Chesapeake City area. The housekeeper was friendly and very helpful guiding us to a great restaurant for dinner. If you are looking for a clean, relaxing B&B in a quaint town then this is the place for you. I can hardly wait to return.
5 on August 08, 2012
We stayed at the Back Creek, and the whole experience was fantastic. The owners kindly accommodated our late arrival. The room was clean and comfortable, as was the entire house and common areas. The breakfast was delicious! All in all, we would definitely stay there again. By far the nicest place to stay in Chesapeake City.
4.2 on August 06, 2012
A lovely setting and close to all shops and restaurants. The innkeepers and staff were very personable and accommodating. Would highly recommend this place!
4.2 on July 25, 2012
We stayed at the Inn at the Canal for 3 nights in the "Snug Harbor" room. It was really great! Bob is a wonderful host, and his breakfasts were scrumptious. He was so friendly and gracious, getting out his bass guitar for my husband to strum on after they realized they were both bass players. His staff was very sweet and helpful. The room was as advertised, very "cozy", but we loved it. It was the perfect place to relax in the blindingly hot July afternoons. The bathroom was a good size, and the windows looked out onto the quaint main street and gave us a fascinating view of the tall bridge that arcs over the canal. This town is very unique. Very fun to walk around, cute shops, historic houses with plaques. My favorite thing was the historic boat tour on the Miss Claire, guided by a 5th generation? resident of the town. Very affordable, and totally worth it. Same as the Inn!! Come check out the barges and ships floating serenely by and take a breath of fresh air!
5 on July 16, 2012
Always enjoy our stay at Inn at the Canal.... Accommodations are lovely and food is delicious!
5 on July 10, 2012
My wife and I just returned from a 3 day stay at the Inn at The Canal. The inn was beautiful and our room was great. We stayed in Cassidy Wharf and the room was good size and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the AC worked great in the 100+ temps outside. Each morning we had a great breakfast of eggs, pancakes and omelettes. Bob and Carol were both very nice and everyone made us feel right at home. We will certainly return next time we are in Chesapeke city.
5 on July 10, 2012
The hosts made us feell very welcome in their home. The town was quaint and woderful. Go ahead and stay at the Inn At the Canal, you won't regret it : )
4.4 on July 09, 2012
Enjoyed sitting on the porch with a drink in hand. Excellent breakfast! Long soaking tub was very enjoyable.
4.0 on July 06, 2012
I whisked my wife away for our 24th wedding anniv. The Inn at the Canal was lovely. We truly enjoyed our stay. Bob was a gracious host and the breakfast was fabulous. Samantha was delightful to chat with. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this welcoming B&B.
4.8 on June 25, 2012
The Inn was a wonderful place to stay--and the hospitality accorded us by evryone was just awesome! Chef Bob's pancakes were super...
4.4 on June 18, 2012
We stayed in Greenbrier and Chesapeake Haven rooms. We wanted rooms that were easy to get to each other since we were staying with elderly parents. Our rooms were lovely, bathrooms great, and the breakfasts, delicious. Our hosts were kind, thoughtful, and even made a phone call for us so that we could take a trip in the Miss Clair boat out into the bay. We loved our stay and hope to return!
3.2 on June 17, 2012
Very pleasant, but we did not use air conditioning and the nearby bars on the waterfront were fairly noisy.
5 on June 13, 2012
My now husband and I booked the suite at the Inn at the Canal for our wedding weekend in Chesapeake City. The owners are wonderful and friendly and you can tell they love their inn and what they do. They were amazing to all of our guests and to us. They were accommodating when I came down a little late for breakfast the morning of the wedding because of hair and makeup and happily whipped me up a yummy cheese omelet even though they were cleaning up. Food was awesome! The assistant in the kitchen is such a sweet lady. We will absolutely be back and will highly recommend the Inn at the Canal to anyone we meet!
5 on June 13, 2012
We've stayed at several B&B's and our stay at the Inn at the Canal is one of the best experiences. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable and the staff was superb. We just wanted a get away weekend and found we could relax and enjoy the slow pace of the lovely town. We loved their big porches!
4.4 on June 12, 2012
Had a great nights sleep and thoroughly enjoyed soaking in the European tub along with the provided bubble bath. A scrumptous breakfast was prepared by a professionally trained chef. Beautiful view off of the side porch...a must see.
3.2 on June 02, 2012
While the Inn at the Canal is a generally well-run establishment in a very nice town, at least one of its rooms, the Back Creek, has a major weakness. What is described as a “European soaking tub” is actually a dangerous contraption that allows you to neither shower nor bathe in comfort or safety. I’ve never seen another tub like it. It has a big hump in the bottom where one’s back-end goes (which raises one out of the water they are meant to soak in), and its width narrows dramatically at the other end (where one’s legs are meant to be relaxing). The hump causes an extremely unsafe situation when one has soapy feet, and without the grab-bar on the wall, one could not stay upright while showering. If you are a daredevil contortionist on holiday and looking for a thrill, I recommend the Back Creek room. However, if you plan to relax in an inviting tub after a long trip, or if you are not physically up to rigors described above, please request a room with a less challenging tub.
Back Creek is our most popular room. Never heard a concern or comment like this, actually you can find most guests love and comment so about these tubs. Of course this guest also didn't list how we bent over backwards with all of his request for special allergies, which we are always happy to do. Here is another perfect example of "Did you think of mentioning it while you were here?? could have move guest to a different room. Also first time I've ever received a request for a refund because of a bath tub. Other B&B owners beware.
4.8 on May 01, 2012
Beautiful atmosphere, delicious gourmet breakfast. What a great value.
4.4 on April 28, 2012
I was on a business trip and brought my wife and young daughter along while I was working during the day. Bob and Carol could not have been more accommodating - we appreciate it.
4.2 on April 26, 2012
It was a lovely place and very historic. The room was a bit small but the care and food was wonderful.
5 on April 25, 2012
The bed was very comfortable and the food was declicious.
4.2 on February 28, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Inn at the Canal. The room was small but exceeded our expectations. I would recommend the Inn at the Canal as the owners were very hospitable. Chesapeake City is a quaint little town. Experience a pub crawl, we did!
4.6 on February 24, 2012
My boyfriend and I came to the Inn at the Canal for a belated Valentine's Day/early anniversary weekend and we weren't disappointed. The house was gorgeous, the room was cozy and delightful, and overall we had a wonderful experience. Oh, and whatever you do, don't miss that breakfast! Delicious!
4.8 on February 15, 2012
I recently went to the Inn At The Canal for Valentine's Day and thought it was adorable! Although it was the off-season and the town was not very busy, my boyfriend and I had a great time exploring and meeting the locals. The Inn was a perfect get-a-way with friendly owners, an amazing breakfast, and all the amenities we could possible need. They even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. I would definitely recommend it, and plan to return over the summer!
3.6 on January 16, 2012
If you want to be on the water with good restaurants nearby, Chesapeake City is the place to go. Our hosts were very nice and the homemade breakfast was tasty. The historic house is in the midst of the town and our room had a wonderful view of the water and the sunrise.
5 on December 19, 2011
We wanted to do something different for our anniversary, so chose the Inn for a nice overnight. We had no idea that it would be so totally charming. The house and it's amenities are wonderful, the bed was almost too comfortable to get out of (once I managed to get IN it ... it is really high), the shower was fantastic, the food was extremely tasty. But, really the best of all were probably Bob & Carol themselves. What a wealth of information they are ... about the area, the business, cooking ... pretty much anything you want to talk about. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time and will be back next year for more of the same!
5 on December 04, 2011
The inn keepers at the Inn at the Canal Bed & Breakfast were WONDEFUL! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend staying at this location! You will enjoy it thoroughly! Thank you!
5 on November 23, 2011
We first stayed at the Inn over a cold weekend last winter with a group of friends and have been wanting to return. Bob and Carol are indescribable as Innkeepers and greeted us like old friends. Definitely a place to return again and again.
4.4 on November 10, 2011
Our 4th wedding anniversary overnight in lovely Chesapeake City, MD. Our room at the Inn had a great view of the large freighters sailing up and down the C & D Canal. The Inn is historic and beautifully decorated with period furnitre and paintings and Bob, the owner is interesting, gracious and made us feel right at home. He is also a CIA trained chef and served a very tasty breakfast. The town itself is like going back in time and we enjoyed all the little shops and taverns. The Canal Museum right in town was well done and history buffs will enjoy the exhibits and story of the building and engineering of this man made wonder. Would recommend this Inn to anyone for a relaxed and interesting get away!
5 on October 24, 2011
I came to find this place through a friend of the family who own it. My boyfriend and I spent a long weekend here to hide away and could NOT have been happier! Not only is the town adorable and has everything you could want (boutique shopping, good restaurants, bars, but also beautiful peace and quiet and nature), the inn was clean, the service perfect and the view from the bedroom stunning. We cannot wait to go back!
2.8 on October 21, 2011
Nice victorian Inn, clean with nice location to the canal. However the mattress in our room (Back Creek) which ironically is what our backs did in the morning, needs to be replaced. At the end of the day we were expecting to climb into a nice warm cozy bed instead it was like sleeping on a piece of plywood. It was so bad that we left and did not stay our second night. At a loss to us of $179.00. The TV in the room also needs updating it was a 12" that's 12 as in a foot inches . We could just about make it out from the slab we were laying on. The owner is also a chef and let me say those 2 pumpkin pancakes were delicous, they left us longing for more only there were no more. We did enjoy sitting on the porch, and had a nice dinner at the marina, and the shops in town are also very charming.
I apologize for the delay in responding to your review. To be quite honest with you, I really didn't know how to respond. Your room was "Back Creek",the most requested and popular room with never a mention by any guest of anything other than wonderful. I guess what I really can't figure out concerning the bed and the pancake is, if these concerns were affecting the quality of your weekend, why on earth did you not mention any of them. The situation could have been easily resolved. We could have easily put you in another room a couple rooms were available. The pancakes didn't and never do run out. You could have had them stacked to the ceiling. We take pride in ensuring the needs of our guests are met, I am so sorry we did not have the oppourtunity to do so for you.
4.2 on October 12, 2011
Very pretty, clean, nicely decorated room. Owners very helpful and pleasant.
3.4 on September 28, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Inn At The Canal B&B and would stay there again. The place was wonderfully decorated and we felt comfortable staying there without the awkward B&B feel (where you don't know the people but are staying in their 'home'). The food was fantastic and service delightfully pleasant.
4.0 on September 12, 2011
Our hosts were helpful but not pushy. The breakfast was both delicious and satisfying. The porch looks out over the canal and was very relaxing. Not alot to do in Chesapeake City, but we had an amazing dinner at the Chesapeake Inn. The cost for the room is as reasonable as you are going to get anywhere at a B & B!
4.0 on August 24, 2011
Great experience. Only complaint is the shower; changed from VERY HOT to VERY COLD w/o warning!!
3.0 on August 22, 2011
Although the room was lovely, I was a bit disappointed. The other B&Bs in Chesepeake City provide freshly baked treats each day. Here they only had store bought cookies. Also, the breakfast was very ordinary; scrambled eggs and a sausage link.
4.4 on August 13, 2011
Al and I celabrated our 25th wedding anniversay with a trip to Chesapeake City,MD. We stayed at The Inn at the Canal Bed and Breakfast. We were greeted at the door by Bob the Inn's owner. Bob was a wonderful host and we really enjoyed ourselves. We stayed in the suite, it was very spacious and just perfect for our romantic get away celebration. Thank you Bob for the wonderful memories!
4.8 on August 07, 2011
This place is wonderful!!! Bob and Carol are so attentive and kind! My husband and I had a wonderful time! The only comment from my husband is the TV is small and dated but I didn't care! We will be back!
4.4 on August 04, 2011
My husband and I brought my elderly father for a two-day stay by the water. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the water. Breakfast was wonderful each day and the rooms very comfortable. Given that the temps were near 100, the rooms were well air conditioned. We appreciated being able to watch the Tour de France on Versus in our rooms and my husband rode his mountain bike on the Canal Trail (20+ miles). We hope to come back to Chesapeake City with more family at Thanksgiving.
5 on July 24, 2011
Our children gave us this neat get-a-way in Chesapeake City because I had never been there and really wanted to see the historic town and shops and B&B's. The Inn was fantastic with a nice room with a view of the canal. Walking distance to everywhere we went. They also included a special early dinner at the Chesapeake Inn. Carol, the innkkeeper watched for us and allowed us to come in through the kitchen door from our side area parking. That saved us extra steps as the weather was 100 or so. She was delightful. We were very excited (like two little kids) having not celebrated our birthday together ALONE since we were kids. We love our families-they're so loving and caring, but we just wanted to hang out together ALONE! We then met Bob, the other half of Carol, and the best chef, ever. We took pictures of everything-the porch, the dining room, the back of the charming house, where our bedroom was located and the very old style hats (two which we wore in our day) of course, modeling them. Exploring the town, finding The Tap Room. Want crabs, Alaska king crab legs or lobster tail, dat's de place!! We ate lunch there and couldn't finish my all-you-can-eat crabs ( big whoppers), Bob left me put them in their personel refrigerator so I could take them home. What hosts! We found ourselves "reporting" in each time we came and went, somewhat like to a family member. They were always happy about our enjoying ourselves, like family. Before we went to our special dinner, we told them and they said to have a good time. Guess what? Our kids were there to surprise us (some 30) and guess who was in on it from the beginning?!! When we came back, they said they could hardly keep from giggling!! You have to know this secret was kept since February by everyone. Bob and Carol have become "family" and you will enjoy them, too. We certainly will return.
4.0 on July 24, 2011
We stayed at the Inn at the Canal overnight on our way from North Carolina to Connecticut. Everything was just what we wanted. Nice room, great hosts, pretty gardens, quaint town, superb breakfast.
4.6 on July 08, 2011
The Inn at the Canal is the place to stay in Chesapeake City. The Innkeepers are friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The breakfasts are outstanding and the rooms impeccable clean. The location is right in the heart of the Chesapeake City historic area, and provides outstanding views of the canal right off the veranda or your room.
5 on July 02, 2011
Beautiful room with a lovely view of the water. The owners are very friendly and accommodating and serve a delicious freshly made gourmet style breakfast. A great way to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary.
5 on June 03, 2011
Relaxing, convenient and just what we needed. Great breakfast and very helpful innkeepers.
3.6 on May 25, 2011
The room was small, but comfortable. No air conditoner, so it was a little warm at night. Seemed to have some ants in the bathroom, and the climb into the tub is a challenge. Hosts were excellent and breakfast was superb.
Hi, thanks for your review. Not sure which guests you were. Can't understand comments, two smaller rooms,when these rooms are booked,it is clearly explained that they are small but comfortable, we have plenty of larger rooms and ALL of our rooms HAVE air conditioning.We have not had any issues with any of them not functioning. Our feeling is that perhaps you were a last minute late check in and the AC in you room wasn't apparent to you. Glad you liked everything else. Do come back. Plenty of AC and LARGE rooms. thanks.
4.4 on April 28, 2011
Great spot, fascinating view of the D and C Canal, and the shipping that takes place on it. Bob's a fantastic cook, fun to talk with, and well aware of interesting local attractions. We stayed off-season, so there were few other guests, and much enjoyed the fun Victorian atmosphere of the house.
5 on April 22, 2011
What a relaxing and wonderful time. Very friendly innkeepers who enjoy what they do
4.2 on March 25, 2011
We have returned to this Inn at least once a year for many years and have stayed in a few of the rooms. Most have soaking tubs which I find a particular inviting feature. There are good places to eat, cute shops, and the canal to sit and relax along, all within a few steps from the Inn.
4.4 on March 16, 2011
Our recent stay at Inn at the Canal was our first time at a bed and breakfast. We were extremely pleased with the experience. Our hosts were friendly, attentive, and made us feel very welcome. We particularly enjoyed our breakfast experience. Bob (host) prepares the food and everything was outstanding. I recommend Inn at the Canal to anyone looking for a relaxing and quiet weekend. There is just enough to do in the area to keep you entertained, but still quiet enough to enjoy and relax.
3.8 on March 13, 2011
The Inn is beautiful. Very close to everything. There was quite a lot of noise in the am prior to breakfast coming from the kitchen, however this would not stop me from staying there in the future. All and all it was a very nice stay.
5 on March 09, 2011
Beautiful and rustic. Very charming. The owners are very gracious and go out of their way to make your stay a great experience.
4.6 on March 03, 2011
Upon arival we were greated warmly and offered a upgrade of our room. B & B is located in a quaint and historically interesting little town. Had 2 wonderful breakfasts and some friendly conversations with our hosts.
4.6 on February 16, 2011
Absolutely wonderful breakfast! Great location with views of water, very comfortable beds. One (very short) block from an outstanding restaurant, The Bayard.
4.6 on February 07, 2011
My husband & I had a getaway weekend at the Inn for his 50th birthday, in the middle of January! Bob & Carol were very friendly and the breakfasts were delicious! The room was a bit small but very cozy!
5 on January 05, 2011
Host and Hostess are friendly and so is the town. Breakfast was great. We would recommend this B&B to anyone.
4.0 on December 21, 2010
There is nothing like staying in an old home with character, and the Inn at the Canal is an ideal setting. Carol and Bob were gracious and welcoming, and the Inn feels like a home. Scrumptious and elegant breakfast next morning rounded off a very nice stay. I just wish we'd been able to stay longer!
5 on December 07, 2010
The Inn at the Canal is in a great location- near shopping and dining. It is a beautiful, cozy place with very clean rooms and the owners are very kind. Breakfast was fabulous each day. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back when the weather is warm.
4.2 on December 07, 2010
Fabulous breakfast. Room was very nice and house was quiet.
5 on November 19, 2010
This was our first time staying at a B&B. I am glad we stayed at the Inn at the Canal.
5 on November 15, 2010
Everything was excellent. My wife is going to set up a cooking weekend with her friends.
4.6 on November 05, 2010
Stayed in the upper bay suite. Includes bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, and a deck that overlooks the water. Would recommend to anyone traveling with children, plenty of room. Inn keepers personable and accommodating. Breakfasts were great!!
4.8 on October 20, 2010
We have stayed here several times with the previous owners and it is one of our favorite B&Bs in the US. The new owners are also wonderful and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will come back. B&B, Lusby, Maryland
5 on September 27, 2010
My husband and I went to the Inn At The Canal in Chesapeake City, MD to celebrate our 20th. Anniversary and we had the most fabulous time! Bob and Carol Roethke have created a peaceful and serene atmosphere at their Inn and we had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Their breakfast menu is truly gourmet! The blueberry french toast is to die for! The little town of Chesapeake City is quaint and charming and the Inn fits perfectly there. We cannot wait to return!
4.8 on September 08, 2010
Don and I were there for 3 perfect nights we were there as our grandson was getting married in Philly on the weekend but we went up early to relax. We could not have found a better place the bed was very comfortable, the linens top of the line, and the room was very clean. Bob and Carol made us feel very at home help us plan day trips the Mt. Harmon Plantation is about 20 minutes away and well worth the trip and the early bird special served 3 till 5 at the Yacht Club served the best food in the entire village. The Bed and Breakfast "The Inn on the Canal" is one that we would go back to just to sit on the porch and watch the boats or just have a glass of wine and talk and the home is exquisite. Great place we loved our stay there.
5 on September 08, 2010
We decided to try something different... and we can't stop telling our friends about it. What a gem. The Inn is charming, the food is excellent and the hosts are a delight. Chesapeake City is a forgotten jewel in the bay area - very few people know about it and therefore, it is one very special getaway. For a relaxing and gentle "chill out", I can't think of a better place. We loved it and can't wait to return. This is especially welcome if you are used to the hectic pace of Route 95 North and the Jersey Turnpike, yet it is only about 15 minutes from that madness and a real trip down memory lane. This is the way a small town used to be and the history of the Canal is impressive. Just right for a day or two of R & R. Highly recommend.
5 on August 25, 2010
Bob and Carol, I apologize for neglecting to record our impressions in the register(senior moment) but we wanted to offer some kind remarks. We enjoyed our two days at your wonderful Inn immensely. The Inn is beautiful and just the perfect setting for a calm relaxing weekend. We had a great time leaving the car parked and walking to all the shops, docks, and restaurants. The two of you made us feel very, very welcome in your home and we appreciate that very much. Sipping our coffee, watching the boats in the porch rockers after the two superb gourmet breakfasts was a definite hi-lite of the weekend. We also enjoyed our dinners at both the Bayard House and the Chesapeake Inn and truly believe we consumed the best crab imperial tasted in our lives at the Chesapeake Inn. Your recommendations were right on the mark. We have done many B & B weekend getaways over the past 20+ years. Our stay at you Inn was one of the best experiences we have had and we can’t wait to schedule a return visit. We will try to bring some friends with us next time. Sincerely and with thanks, Carl & Chris
5 on August 05, 2010
My husband stayed at the Inn for our anniversary. We met Bob, but Carol was working. Bob is fulfilling his dream being a Chef, but most importantly, he has character. The Inn is beautiful with architectual surroundings, extremely clean, and very welcoming. As soon as you arrive, you will feel the warmth all around. We had the best time. Thank you Bob & Carol for making our anniversary a special one by your hospitality.
5 on October 15, 2009
We had a great relaxing weekend. it was located by the canal, quiet town, able to sit by the water. owners of B&B very nice & helpful and made us feel at home.
5 on September 08, 2009
We had such a amazing time staying at the Inn At The Canal. It is right in the middle of a quaint town - within walking distance of several good restaurants and shopping. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the whole house was inviting and relaxing. Breakfast was super delicious. Only good things to say - and we will definitely be back to stay again soon!
5 on September 07, 2009
My husband and I stumbled upon Chesapeake City, MD on an unplanned vacation. We arrived late and were so pleasently suprised that the innkeepers, Al & Mary were able to accommodate us immediately! The inn is beautiful, the food is top notch, and Al & Mary were great hosts! We stayed in Cara's Cove and it was a lovely room as we slept "under the stars!!" We are planning to make this a yearly trip!
5 on September 01, 2009
View of C&D canal was outstanding. Watched sunrise over the water from our bed. Breakfast was fresh, delicious and plentiful. The presentation of our breakfast was tops -- colorful, elegant, relaxed. Mary & Al have our vote as best B&B ever!
4.8 on July 31, 2009
Charming home in walking distance of everything we wanted to do. Delicious breakfast! Used local produce & herbs. A different twist on familiar recipes -- served with grace with antique silver and lovely china.
5 on April 07, 2009
This B&B was beautifully appointed and lovingly cared for. Al and Mary were great hosts and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. We will definitely return!
5 on March 30, 2009
We return every year to stay at the Inn at the Canal. Al and Mary are so accommodating and the food is always delicious! Cathy and Greg
3.2 on December 18, 2008
The inn was lovely. breakfasts were delicious. Wish there was a bit more 'hands-on' interactions from innkeepers.
5 on December 09, 2008
We booked the smallest room, "Snug Harbor". It is beautifully decorated and has a nice sized bath. Stars glowed on the ceiling when we turned in for the night! Breakfasts were yummy and tastefully presented on antique dinnerware. The long side porch is a winner for relaxing and looking at the canal!
5 on November 21, 2008
This inn was delightful, decorated beautifully, very comfortable bed and bath. Food was delicious. host and hostess were very gracious.
5 on November 21, 2008
We had an outstanding visit. Great environment and breakfast!
5 on November 17, 2008
An elegant spot, in a quaint, historic town. Amazing breakfasts! We can never get enough of the Inn at the Canal!
5 on November 10, 2008
EXCELLENT! COULDN'T BE BETTER!!
5 on November 03, 2008
My husband surprised me with a "romantic getaway" weekend. He chose the Inn at the Canal. Working in downtown Baltimore, it was fantastic to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Mary and Al made us feel so welcome! The accomodations were outstanding! Mary and Al did an awesome job of preparing breakfast. Not only was the food tasty, but the presentation was excellent! Our weekend was wonderful!!! We are so relaxed and stress free once again! Thank you Mary and Al for our wonderful weekend! We will definately refer your Inn to family and friends! Hope to see you again real soon! Debbie and Tony Zoet
4.8 on September 09, 2008
Room was 1st class. Breakfast and hosts were terrific.
4.0 on September 05, 2008
Although this Inn appeared on the Hot Deals last week showing inexpensive rooms for 3 or 4 nights (Friday thru Monday), they only had a room available for a Friday night when I called.
5 on August 23, 2008
My husband and I took an early spring weekend getaway here.
5 on August 14, 2008
Wedding Weekend Thank you for the wounderful hospitality. We'll come back!
5 on July 23, 2008
Al & Mary, you made Brian & I feel so welcomed. Everything was beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. I told everyone that would listen to me that they need to go & see you.
5 on July 17, 2008
A warm and charming environment so comfortable we felt like we were home. We stepped back in time and lost ourselves in nostalgia. It truly was a 4 star sleepover. It was so relaxing we didn't want to leave. Al and Mary Ioppolo made us feel like family. We can't wait to go back!
5 on July 16, 2008
Inn at the Canal in our opinion is the best around and is the only place we will stay. Service is excellent and Mary & Al are outstanding & we love them very much.
5 on July 15, 2008
This was the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Mary & Al were terrific hosts. We both loved the Victorian motif. Better than the B&B's in the U.K & Scotland.
5 on July 15, 2008
A beautifully decorated historic house with many antiques that adds so much to the ambiance. Has wonderful water views. The Innkeepers are very kind and friendly and add some nice personal touches. The food was delicious, too!
5 on July 08, 2008
You will love the comfortable bed and well-decorated rooms. Breakfast is homemade and always delicious.
4.8 on June 09, 2008
This is a perfect get away while visiting at U.of Delaware. Near enough for College activities, but a peaceful distance for a dinner and sleep.
5 on June 02, 2008
Excellent! Lovely people and wonderful meal. Felt like we were at home or with family. Got my husband to eat melon for the first time!
4.4 on May 30, 2008
Romantic, quiet, relaxing, and great breakfast.
4.4 on May 15, 2008
Mary, the owner, told me she and her husband stayed overnight in each room at the inn. To experience what a guest would feel and it shows in every thoughtful detail, pleasant decor, great beds, delicious breakfasts, chocolate treats on your bed and stars on the ceiling.
4.8 on May 15, 2008
We had a thoroughly enjoyable overnight stay with Mary and Al at the Inn at the Canal, Chesapeake City, MD. The accomodations were very comfortable and elegant-mid 19th century, as is the town. The town is interesting with good restaurants and views of the water. A thoroughly enjoyable getaway!
3.0 on May 13, 2008
A classic B&B in an 1870s house, which offers gracious, friendly hospitality, comfortable accomodation and a well organized welcome for our late arrival. Worth the detour to visit the C&D Canal Museum.
5 on May 13, 2008
A lovely inn in a pretty town with water views. A very relaxing stay - with an elegant breakfast. What more could one want?
4.4 on May 13, 2008
Was pleasantly surprised at how nice our stay was. Everything was wonderful!
5 on April 27, 2008
My wife and I were very impressed with all aspects of the Inn. The room was charming and very well kept. The innkeepers were very cordial and accomodating. We fell in love with the charm of the inn and its location. We will surely return for another visit.
4.8 on March 05, 2008
We really enjoyed our stay. Mary and Al run a nice Inn and the breakfast was the best we ever had at a B&B. The walk along the north side of the canal was also enjoyable. This is a great weekend getaway place.
5 on January 20, 2008
AS FIRST TIME B AND B'ERS, WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED TO STAY AT A MORE CHARMING PLACE WITH PERFECT HOSTS...THE HOUSE WAS BEAUTIFUL, THE ROOM CHARMING AND COMFORTABLE, AND THE FOOD DIVINE...WE WILL DEFINITLY BE GOING BACK. THANKS MARY AND AL FOR A PERFECT WEEKEND!!!
5 on December 24, 2007
We've stayed here many times. Especially love the suite on the 3rd floor. Great town, great inn and friendly hosts. You won't be disappointed!
5 on October 16, 2007
A lovely setting with welcoming innkeepers and gourmet breakfasts. Rates A + all the way.